subirrigate
transitive verb see subirrigation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • subirrigate — ☆ subirrigate [sub ir′ə gāt΄ ] vt. subirrigated, subirrigating to irrigate (land) by a system of underground pipes subirrigation n …   English World dictionary

  • subirrigate — subirrigation, n. /sub ir i gayt /, v.t., subirrigated, subirrigating. to irrigate beneath the surface of the ground, as with water passing through a system of underground porous pipes or transmitted through the subsoil from ditches, etc. [1900… …   Universalium

  • subirrigate — sub·irrigate …   English syllables

  • subirrigate — sub•ir•ri•gate [[t]sʌbˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing civ to irrigate beneath ground level, as with a system of buried pipes • Etymology: 1900–05, amer. sub ir•ri•ga′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • subirrigate — /sʌbˈɪrəgeɪt/ (say sub iruhgayt) verb (t) (subirrigated, subirrigating) to irrigate beneath the surface of the ground, as with water passing through a system of underground pipes or transmitted through the subsoil from ditches, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • subirrigate — /sabihrageyt/ To irrigate below the surface, as by a system of underground porous pipes, or by natural percolation through the soil …   Black's law dictionary

  • subirrigate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • subirrigation — noun Date: 1875 irrigation below the surface (as by a periodic rise of the water table or by a system of underground porous pipes) • subirrigate transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subirrigation — See subirrigate. * * * …   Universalium

  • subwater — |səb+ transitive verb Etymology: sub + water : to furnish water to (plants) below the surface of the ground so that the water rises about the roots by capillary attraction : subirrigate …   Useful english dictionary

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